El Capitan

From Wikipedia: El Capitan is a 3,000-foot (1000m) vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of Yosemite Valley, near its western end. This granite monolith is one of the world’s favorite challenges for rock climbers.

Climbers typically take 2-3 days to climb this. At night, you can spot a few odd light spots on the rock. Those are climbers taking a nap in some not very comfortable ledge. We stopped to take a look, and my cousins spotted something yellow on the rock, and insisted that was a climber. All I could see was sheer granite!! It is quite a sight, really.

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Posted on May 24, 2007, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I have a niece who has climbed El Capitan, spending nights on the vertical surface….one has to train with several climbs in order to be able to do this. We too spotted several climbers on the rock face and felt giddy just watching them!

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